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Gluten free brownies - need help!

I've made gluten free cupcakes and the next day they were a crumbly mess. So you think it'll be ok?

Oct 22, 2014
trolley in Special Diets

Use for macadamia crumbs?

Fish? Mahi? Isn't that what they do in Hawaii? I think macadamia has a slight gamey taste tho. I bet you can crumble on chicken with garlic and parsley.

Oct 22, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking
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Gluten free brownies - need help!

hi, i don't really know where to post this. Special diets? Here?

I'm making gluten free brownies from a mix. Can I make it today and serve it tomorrow? In the past i've made GF desserts and they're no good the next day.

Oct 22, 2014
trolley in Special Diets

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

here is a link to jonathan gold's SGV chinese restaurants. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/...

I also vote for Thai in Hollywood. There was an episode of Good Food on KCRW on Thai in LA and how so many different regions are covered in LA that no other city can compete.

In other cities, Thai is just a Tom Kha Gai and Chinese is beef and broccoli.

Oct 21, 2014
trolley in Los Angeles Area

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

this also depends on where you're leaving for. Do what LA does best. Korean, Chinese, Sushi, Mexican, and Armenian. I left my heart in LA for Boulder, CO. Here there is great beer (which I don't drink) and awesome farm to table for the fraction of what it would cost in LA for the quality of food. When I go back to LA, I stuff my face now with sushi.

Oct 21, 2014
trolley in Los Angeles Area
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Longmont, Colorado

wow, you responded! i'm not used to getting a response here so quickly. there's good eats in Boulder. yes, next time come to Boulder!

Oct 19, 2014
trolley in Mountain States

Longmont, Colorado

good luck with the move! this board is pretty sleepy unlike SF and LA boards. There's a lot of great farms to visit in your area of Longmont. Boulder has some nice farm to table restaurants and charges a fraction of what i was used to paying in LA or SF for the quality. For some reason the service at many restaurants are pretty poor. Just not sure why. Denver is a really great food town but you would never know based on CH.

Oct 19, 2014
trolley in Mountain States

OXO good grip warranty

i'm going to spring for a new one. i think i may have gotten it at BB&B. But it's pretty old. Maybe 6 yrs. i used to work for a manufacturer that had a lifetime guarantee but they stopped advertising it. you just sort of had to know about it...i was wondering if OXO had something similar as they seem a bit vague on their website.

Oct 18, 2014
trolley in Cookware

OXO good grip warranty

what is their warranty? Lifetime? It doesn't clearly state on their website. I just broke my cookie spatula in half. It's quite old though.

Oct 18, 2014
trolley in Cookware

Salted vs Unsalted butter

salted butter can take more of a beating. salt = preservative. i prefer unsalted for baked goods and salted kerrygold for spreading on bread.

Oct 18, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

no boil lasagna fail- need tips

i'm still eating the lasagne...4 yrs later... ;)

Disneyland for 5 days in November - seeking grocery stores and lunch/dinner options

well I did say leaving the park in the middle of the day may not be ideal until you're in the last days. each to his/her own. my 6 year old can do disney for 6 days without getting tired of it. And when he was 3 he would take a nap in the middle of the day and then be up for the night. Yes, I agree. Skipping out on one of the days for dinner can be a good idea bc the dinner options are not very good. however, i know people who like to visit the park at night for the fireworks and other attractions. everyone enjoys disney differently. if i had no child, i would never go. i just think the time to get out and walk to your car then navigate thru the OC can be a nightmare in itself, especially with a small child. my 6 year old could careless if I found a restaurant that serves southern thai food. but he does care if can go on goofy's sky school for the 12th time in a row :)

Oct 18, 2014
trolley in Los Angeles Area

Disneyland for 5 days in November - seeking grocery stores and lunch/dinner options

There is a Whole Foods in Tustin. It can be a 20-30 min drive depending on when you go. There is also a Sprouts somewhere near by.

Many CH's recommend leaving the park and eating in more chowish places. I don't recommend that unless it's one of your last days and you're just over it. By the time you walk all the way from the park to your hotel and then in the car, you'll miss good riding time. And dragging the kid(s) out of the park and back in is just a drag. Unless you're going there for other reasons. There are few rides you'd probably want to do and get fastpasses. The art of getting passes between the two parks is another whole craft itself. Unless you're going to one park but i'm assuming you're going to both.

I don't recommend Plaza Inn or Ariels Grotto. The food at those places are just awful. The places we've enjoyed are, The pasta place across from Cars Land, Flo's V8 cafe, The Hungry Bear, and Village Haus.Keep in mind this is Disneyland. You have to lower your standards. The food is mediocre. We also enjoyed Steakhouse 55 in the DL Hotel. Some of the dishes at Storytellers are ok. In downtown Disney, Catal and Uva are ok. Way overpriced tho.

I know you want to avoid family restaurants but this is Disneyland. everything is family. If you want thai, you can always leave and visit Renu Nakorn. Good luck!

Oct 17, 2014
trolley in Los Angeles Area

Trisodium phosphate in my Trader Joe's O's cereal- why?

it's been over 4 years since i first posted this. since then, i've learned a bit about food and chemistry. i agree with the baking soda analogy. thanks for posting. i'm over my fears of certain additives.

Oct 16, 2014
trolley in General Topics

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

so you're saying that these stats are wrong? well, i'll let our allergist who is from Johns Hopkins know that phild on chowhound told me the stats are wrong. Thanks!

and honestly, sure mylan may have sponsored some of these studies. but unlike something like viagra, getting an epipen is not something Dr's hand out like candy. i know many people who pay a ton of copay to get an epi. without insurance, it's about $350.00 and an avi-q about $500.00. big pharma makes their $ on pills needed everyday multiple times. that's why the vaccine argument doesn't hold much water when people say bigpharma makes $$ of of vaccines. they don't. that's why you don't see much marketing push for vaccines.

Oct 14, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Can anyone help i have a picky 11 year old who is also a pescatarian?

so you mean a pescatarian? is that by his will or yours? i wouldn't limit a child who is already so limited. i have several vegetarian friends (one vegan) and they all feed their kids meat. they tried the vegetarian way for a while until they all realized it wasn't working bc their kids were so limited and picky to being with. many kids are picky. your kid is totally normal. let him eats what he wants to eat. you don't have to eat the meat btw.

Oct 14, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

LOL! I'm talking about the shill Dr. Oz and you're really talking about OZ! i'm skeptical to a point with the gov't. but i'm not going to the point of chemtrails. maybe you are. sure everything needs to be questioned but to a certain point. sometimes a ER statistic is just that. An ER statistic versus "the CEO of that hospital is in bed with the CEO of this company and they're in bed with the FDA!" kind of ideas. i have many friends who work in the medical field. mostly doctors but a few nurses and administrators. i live amongst too many over educated parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids bc they don't trust the gov't or big pHARMa. i'm from japan where medicine is very backwards believe it or not. you get free care but if it's crappy care and you have to leave the country to get surgery, then you've got issues. i remember being prescribed herbs for ailments. none which worked.

Oct 13, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

I need help ! extremely picky eater & basically wont eat anything !

i'm not sure what you mean by nope, but my son who is 6 subsists on salad, kale, cheese, meat, fish etc. his favorite food is ikura on top of hot sushi rice. other is hamachi and crab or anything with miso. and also anything with tons of flavor. but apparently he's not the norm. most of his friends will only eat cheese and bread in different variations. one friend will only eat peanut butter everyday. i have him eat often with his friends and even eaten lunch at his school with him several times. kids like ranch dressing on carrots and cheese. my nephew ate hot dogs for years and now he's 12 and eats 2 dinners. still skinny and tall but is like a disposal.

and i do wonder how much of it is the parent being lazy or they're overworked and just can't come up with anything new. I've definitely been both.

Oct 13, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

I need help ! extremely picky eater & basically wont eat anything !

except when you're a 2-7 even 8 year old. majority subsist on cheese and bread. at some point (teen yrs) this turns and they start eating everything.

Oct 13, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

these are statistics taken from the CDC, US census Bureau, US hospitals etc. Not Dr. Oz, Mercola, and the food babe, who I discount as nothing but money making shills. so we can agree to disagree on the statistics. My allergist is not dr. Oz as I don't believe in healing from eating his mushrooms or whatever he's trying to sell. many of these statistics were also taken from direct lab results like double blind placebo controlled food challenges. I believe in statistics from science and lab results versus an opinion from some guy on the internet on a food forum. just sayin'.

Oct 13, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Oh no, TDQ! Not directed you at all. Somehow I was replying to chowder who quoted that of trying to. I wrote a who long response and that disappeared before I could post it. Yes. I was kidding about the gun thing. I don't even own a gun! I'd rather have some pots and pans. But my point is that leaving an allergen around and seeing if my kid makes a wise choice is equal to leaving a loaded gun around. It's a weird concept bc in this case the loaded gun is also a childhood treat to others. And agree on all points that we're parenting in this era. This is the way it is now. Back in the day we didn't have all sorts of things we go now. Like people dying of AIDS but we do now. We didn't have internet and hybrid cars. We had leaded gas and no car seats. I just get tired of people saying to me, when I was a kid no one had allergies. Well good for you!!

Oct 13, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

BTW, Chowser, you've come to bat on CH for me many times during these food allergy battles. Thank you! I'll always be on your team!!

Oct 12, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

do you even have a little kid? I didn't read if you did or not but you're kidding when you say teach your little kid not to lick his hands. right? But I agree, a middle schooler "should" know but do they? Deaths from food allergies are rare but I've noticed all the kids are usually between the ages of 11-18. and according to CDA a child is admitted every 3 minutes in the US for a reaction to food.

If you take a look at my link and scroll down to "Food Allergy Reactions & Anaphylaxis" it says..."Teenagers and young adults with food allergies are at the highest risk of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis." hmmm....interesting.

I do know that the brain goes thru chemical changes during the teen years and the chemical makeup in the brain of a teenager is similar to that of a toddler. however, instead of experimenting eating rocks or trying to run away from mama, these teens are trying to outrun trains, experimenting with drugs and other crazy behaviors....

http://www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-...

Oct 12, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

I believe it should be a case by case situation. not all allergy kids benefit from a ban. mine would not as he's not contact or inhalation. nor does he have asthma which usually goes hand in hand with allergies. with some kids it triggers their asthma with nut proteins in the air. it's very rare but they exist. i've met one and also a girl who can basically only eat 4 foods.

my son is learning quite a bit from sitting across from the kid who will only eat peanut butter or so the mom claims. what a sad life. while my 6 year old son and I go slurp down some santa barbara uni at Mori in a few weeks in LA, little guy will get to eat his PB& J on wonder bread for the 1000th time! woo!

Oct 12, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

I agree. our MD knew very little about food allergies. a very smart one too. at least he admitted it wasn't his field and referred us to a well meaning allergist who was also stuck in time. somewhere back in 1990, i think.

it's just that immunology/allergy is it's own study like becoming an IR is it's own animal. my professor in college was a specialist in ancient chinese art. he knew some info about modern art but very little.

Most have very outdated info and some allergists have very outdated info as well. so year 2005 was: if you're allergic avoid it and use benadryl. 2014: is if you're not allergic or especially if you outgrew the allergy, eat it. and keep it in your system or perhaps become sensitized again. if you just get a few hives, give non sleep inducing antihistamine. if more than 2 symptoms epi pen and call 911. if a known allergen was consumed. use epi before having symptoms. this from our allergist who is was the head of national jewish health in denver. i've been dealing with this now for 4 years and feel like we've been thru it all.

Oct 12, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

if you don't like the nut free zones then don't go there. how does it affect your life? if there is a zone that you can't eat nuts and there is one? and I've been to baseball games (this past season) and just saw the Broncos at Mile High last weekend. There were no ban on foods from what I saw.

Oct 12, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

" IMO, living with the danger of allergies should mean making sure the child knows what choices to make."

well then i'll keep a loaded gun in my house! we'll see if my child makes the right decision!

Oct 12, 2014
trolley in Not About Food

Sugarmill, Denver

i'm surprised that you responded so quickly. this board is slower than molasses and has been for years. if you scroll thru, you'll find many posts with 0-1 responses. i got used to the LA board where I could get a response in minutes. a bustling food scene clearly doesn't correlate to a busy CH board in this case. yes, i can see Los Chingones (looked at their menu online) doing well in both LA and SF as I've lived in both. can't wait to go. nw trying to round up a friend to join me!

Oct 12, 2014
trolley in Mountain States

Sugarmill, Denver

susancinsf, as you may have noticed, the mountain states board is very slow. like almost non-existent. however, on the flipside, the food scene is lively in the Denver metro area. I live in Boulder but I do some eating in Denver. as a recent transplant from LA, not leaving Boulder would drive me bananas. But aside from Yelp which is not much help at all (bc you have to know what you want while searching), i can only find these places via few native co/denver inhabitants. so that said, i'm off the Sugarmill my next visit and will visit Los Chingones as well. Thanks for the tip.

Oct 12, 2014
trolley in Mountain States

Trader Joe's "pumpkinundation" 2014

I know, I know. This isn't the YAY or NAY thread but I just can't help myself.
YAY- Pumpkin Joe Joes. Not too pumpkin-y but still pretty good. Very sweet.
NAY- Pumpkin pecan oatmeal.. Too sweet. Bleh!

Oct 09, 2014
trolley in Chains